Huckleberry Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus fasciatus)

Huckleberry Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus fasciatus) © Mathew L. Brust (iNaturalist)

The Huckleberry Spur-throat Grasshopper is widely distributed in North America. It is found in low sandy oakwoods among low shrubbery, sand dunes, the margins of bogs, and in dry, sterile, uncultivated land, frequently where it is elevated and rocky. Associated with shrubs of the genus Vaccinium, it is abundant among huckleberry bushes, in clearings and edges of pitch-pine woods.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


It matures in June, sometimes before the middle of the month, and may still be seen in September and perhaps in October, though it is probably most abundant in July (Morse, 1920).

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Vermont Distribution

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